Single frame… Lower quadrant signals, Butterley station

Lower quadrant signals, Butterley stationLower quadrant signals, Butterley station
Nikon EM – Ilford XP2 Super

An image from one of the 197 (so far) sheets of negatives I’ve labelled and filed recently…

I’ve no notes for this roll other than the camera used (Nikon EM) and the dates shot (January/February 2015) but I suspect the lens used was a my Nikon Series E 50mm f/1.8.

At the time I was having my films developed by the cheapest of local minilabs and the negatives are in a shocking state! Switching to the excellent AgLab for C41 and E6 processing was definitely a good move!

Digitised using Nikon D5500 & AF-S Micro-NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8, pixl-latr and Negative Lab Pro plugin with minimal cropping and tweaking in Lightroom Classic CC.

Monochrome Monday… Belper Mill and The Triangle, March 2021

Belper Mill and The Triangle, March 2021Belper Mill and The Triangle, March 2021
Ondu 6×6 Pocket Pinhole + ND8 filter, 90s, f167 – Foma Pan 100
Developed in Adox Rodinal at 1:25, 4 mins at 20°c.

Another image of Belper East Mill, this time with ‘The Triangle’ in the foreground.

‘The Triangle’ was created c.1900 when a number of houses were demolished to improve the road juction here. It was used as the turning circle for the Derby-Belper bus from the end of the First World War until the 1970s.

Digitised using Nikon D5500 & AF-S Micro-NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8, pixl-latr and Negative Lab Pro plugin with minimal cropping and tweaking in Lightroom Classic CC.

Square Saturday… Belper Mill and the River Derwent

Belper Mill and the River Derwent, March 2021Belper Mill and the River Derwent, March 2021
Ondu 6×6 Pocket Pinhole + ND8 filter, 201s, f167 – Foma Pan 100
Developed in Adox Rodinal at 1:25, 4 mins at 20°c.

Another image from the fantastic Ondu 6×6 Pocket Pinhole camera…

The seven-storey Belper East Mill dates from 1912 and as a child (not quite as far back as 1912!) I got to explore most of it thanks to my Dad being assistant general manager there.

The Horseshoe Weir (built c.1797) was built to enable the River Derwent to power the older West Mill and replaced a much simpler structure located slightly further upstream.

Digitised using Nikon D5500 & AF-S Micro-NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8, pixl-latr and Negative Lab Pro plugin with minimal cropping and tweaking in Lightroom Classic CC.

Monochrome Monday… Eighty

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Olympus OM20, Zuiko Auto-Macro 50mm f/3.5, 1/60s, f8; – Ilford FP4 Plus rated at ISO 100
Developed in Adox Rodinal at 1:25, 9 mins at 20°c.

An image captured during a gentle stroll around the Chester Green area of Derby last summer…

Unusually for me I didn’t call at the Little Chester Ale House for a pint or two…

Digitised using Nikon D5500 & AF-S Micro-NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8, pixl-latr and Negative Lab Pro plugin with minimal cropping and tweaking in Lightroom Classic CC.

Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day 2021

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Fujifilm X-T1, thingyfy 11mm Pinhole Pro S + 16mm extension tube, 3.5s, f193, ISO 200

Today is Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day and all being well I’ll be out and about somewhere with my ONDU 6×6 Pocket pinhole camera.

This image was captured yesterday, using a thingyfy Pinhole Pro S ‘lens’ mounted on my Fujifilm X-T1 via a Fujifilm MCEX-16 extension tube giving (if my calculations are correct) a 27mm focal length with an aperture of f193.

It was also the first time I’ve used a Wimberley Plamp, a very useful bit of kit…

Expired Film Day 2021

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Nikon F3HP, Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 Ai-S, 1/1000s, f2; – Kodacolor VR Plus 400 rated at ISO 100

I finally got around to sending the roll of Kodacolor VR Plus 400 film (believed to be at least 20 years out of date) I exposed on Expired Film Day 2021 away for processing and here are a couple of the images from that roll.

The local market town of Heanor isn’t the best place to look for colour images on a grey Monday morning but I did my best… 😀

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Nikon F3HP, Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 Ai-S, 1/125s, f5.6; – Kodacolor VR Plus 400 rated at ISO 100

Developed by AgLab and digitised using Nikon D5500 & AF-S Micro-NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8, pixl-latr and Negative Lab Pro plugin with minimal cropping and tweaking in Lightroom Classic CC.